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From: John Blackwood <john.blackwood@ccur.com>
To: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
Cc: linux-rt-users@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Sven-Thorsten Dietrich <sdietrich@novell.com>,
	Gregory Haskins <ghaskins@novell.com>,
	Tom Horsley <tom.horsley@ccur.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] select: fix sys_select to not leak ERESTARTNOHAND to userspace
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 11:41:20 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <46C5C1A0.7060708@ccur.com> (raw)

Hi Neil,

We've been having problems with this select patch change.

Specifically -- previously, when a ptrace attach was done to a task
blocked in a select() call and that task had a timeout value,
the task would restart the select() call with an updated timeout value.

With this patch in place, the task now instead returns EINTR.

A test that shows this issue is provided below.

We also confirmed that attaching to a program sitting
in select() with gdb makes the select get an EINTR, so this
behavior also shows up in gdb.

Thank you for your considerations in this matter.

------------------- -------------------
#include <stdio.h>
#include <sys/time.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <ctype.h>
#include <time.h>
#include <signal.h>
#include <sys/wait.h>
#include <sys/ptrace.h>

int
main(int argc, char ** argv) {
    pid_t kid;
    if ((kid = fork()) == 0) {
       int ms_wait = 2000;
       int rval;
       struct timeval timeout;

       timeout.tv_sec = ms_wait / 1000;
       timeout.tv_usec = (ms_wait % 1000) * 1000;
       rval = select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, &timeout);
       if (rval == -1) {
          int errcode = errno;
          printf("Hey! Why did my select error off with errno %d (%s)?\n",
                 errcode, strerror(errcode));
          fflush(stdout);
       } else {
          printf("select call completed, return value: %d\n", rval);
       }
       exit(0);
    } else if (kid == (pid_t)-1) {
       perror("fork");
    } else {
       int ms_wait = 500;
       int rval;
       struct timeval timeout;

       /* Wait a bit to make sure kid has a chance to get into its
        * select call
        */
       timeout.tv_sec = ms_wait / 1000;
       timeout.tv_usec = (ms_wait % 1000) * 1000;
       rval = select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, &timeout);

       /* Now attach to the kid, then continue him.
        */
       if (ptrace(PTRACE_ATTACH, kid, (void *)0, (void *)0) != 0) {
          perror("ptrace");
       }
       if (waitpid(kid, &rval, 0) != kid) {
          perror("waitpid");
       }
       if (ptrace(PTRACE_CONT, kid, (void *)0, (void *)0) != 0) {
          perror("ptrace");
       }
       if (waitpid(kid, &rval, 0) != kid) {
          perror("waitpid");
       }
    }
    return 0;
}

             reply	other threads:[~2007-08-17 15:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-08-17 15:41 John Blackwood [this message]
2007-08-17 20:55 ` Neil Horman
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2007-01-16 20:13 Neil Horman
2007-01-22 13:59 ` Paolo Ornati
2007-01-22 14:52   ` Neil Horman
2007-01-22 16:03     ` Linus Torvalds
2007-01-22 16:24       ` Neil Horman
2007-01-23  0:00         ` bert hubert
2007-01-24  5:59 ` David Miller
2007-01-24 13:21   ` Neil Horman

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